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Police Chief

As the chief member of a city law enforcement agency, police chiefs approve programs, drive initiatives and support the community as a whole.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the primary role of a police chief?

A police chief is an official who is the chief executive of a city law enforcement agency, dealing with criminal enterprises, gang activity, jail issues and substance abuse-related issues.

How does a police chief interact with kids on substance abuse issues?

Police chiefs implement and monitor school resource officer programs and activities in schools to help keep kids safe and free from drugs and alcohol. They also facilitate getting kids and adults into drug courts.

How does a police chief interact with parents on substance abuse issues?

Police chiefs work together with other members of their city law enforcement agencies to provide help and resources to parents looking for answers to teen substance abuse-related questions.

How can parents reach a local police chief?

Parents can call or visit their local police station and ask to speak with the police chief. They can also check if their city has a website to find other methods of contact.